Elysium Gallery invites you to the latest of our special online artist
Topic: Golden Land Artists Talk – 10 years of Artists exchanges between
Wales and Finland
Time: Aug 22, 2023 7:30 PM Cymru
Meeting ID: 818 5571 9936
Join us and some of the Finnish artists from our latest exhibition
Golden LAnd as we talk about the show, 10 years of cultural exchanges
between Finland and Wales, and what the future holds.
Golden Land marks the 10th anniversary of the Finnish/Welsh Artists
exchange programme, which has been run by Maija Helasvuo (Finland) and
Marja Bonada (Wales) since 2013.
Over the years, the programme has involved a wide range of Welsh and
Finnish artists and has held exhibitions in Wrexham, Berlin, Hyvinkää,
Lappeenranta and in 2021, in Hämeenlinna, the home of Ars-Hame, whose
work will now be seen in Swansea for the first time. The title
“Kultamaa” (Golden Land) refers to the county of Häme, where Ars-Häme
are based. It is affectionately known as the Golden Land, because it is
a very beautiful part of Finland, where a lot of arable crops such as
wheat, corn and barley are grown.
Ars-Häme is an organisation of professional artists, which promotes art
activity in the community. Similar to Elysium Gallery in Swansea and
Undegun Arts in Wrexham, they also provide affordable studio space for
Maija Helasvuo | Mika Karhu | Riitta Kopra | Salla Laurinolli | Sampo
Malin | Kukka Pitkanen | Simo Ripatti | Katri Stenberg | Anssi Taulu